Opportunities - PhD and PDRA

Opportunities for PhD projects and postdocs in Ocean and Earth Science at University of Southampton, UK. I presently advise or co-advise 4 PhD students and several undergraduate/Masters level projects. If you’re interested in working with me, please browse some of the opportunities below.

PhD projects at the National Oceanography Centre

PhD projects advertised for Oct 2018 start:

Deadline Jan 2018

Projects are advertised throughout the year, but the primary application period is in January each year. If you’re interested in working with me, please plan to apply to the Graduate School at the National Oceanography Centre, and also send me an e-mail with your CV and a brief statement of interests, so I know to look for your application. The application deadline is typically early in the year, with interviews running between February and April. See more information at the application page for Ocean and Earth Sciences.

Postdoctoral opportunities!

Now recruiting: DynOPO (Southampton postdoc). Recruiting for a 3-year postdoc for the DynOPO project with Alberto Naveira Garabato, Eleanor Frajka-Williams and collaborators at British Antarctic Survey, WHOI and Princeton. The cruise is in March-April, and data will include ADCP velocities and microstructure from the Autosub longranger, microstructure profiles from a Rockland VMP, CTD/LADCP profiles, etc.

Recruited: FreshWATERS. Recruiting for a 9-month (numerical) and 7-month (engineering) postdoc for the development of a aerial-deployment platform for ocean drifters, as part of the project FreshWATERS with Andras Sobester and Eleanor Frajka-Williams.

  • Closed 23 August

    Modelling balloon flight w/altitude control. This post will be responsible for modifying existing balloon code for altitude control, in order to better target an oceanographic drifter release in a remote area. See also, ASTRA High Altitude Balloon Flight Planner.

  • Closed 13 September

    Engineering - design altitude control system for balloon This post will be responsible for designing an altitude control system for a balloon that can be controlled remotely.

Closed: DynOPO (BAS postdoc). British Antarctic Survey is recruiting for a 22-month moorings postdoc associated with the project DynOPO. See the full advert here

Closed: 24 July

Also, there are independent fellowships for postdocs from the US or UK.

Undergraduate/Masters opportunities

I supervise up to 3 or 4 student projects each academic year, among MSc, MOcean and BSc projects. I start discussing topics around Jan-Feb each year, when MSc students start looking for projects. If you are an MSc or MOcean student, this is a good time to contact me about projects. If you are a BSc student, this is also a good time to talk to me about projects, though you will not typically select projects until later in the year. For a successful project, you will need to know how to use Matlab or some other programming language.

To get an idea of projects I have supervised in the past, see People.

Note: In the 2015/16 academic year, I will be on sabbatical in the spring term. To ensure continuity of supervision for students, I will only supervise students with a co-supervisor.